Richard A LeCouteur

Professor Emeritus

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Office

Licenses
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Neurology
Education
1975, DVM, University of Sydney, Australia,
1987, PhD, University of California, Davis,
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Gene therapy for brain tumors, (Principal Investigator), Paul & Borgie Petersen Foundation - Peterson Trust
Co-Investigator, Investigation of Toca 511 & Toca FC in companion dogs with brain cancer to improve human brain tumor research, Dickinson PJ (Principal Investigator), Tocagen
Co-Investigator, Imaging to optimize convection-enhanced delivery, Dickinson PJ (Principal Investigator), National Institutes of Health
Honors and Awards
1976 Rogar/STB of Canada Research Fellowship, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1977 Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association Fellowship, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
1981-83 Medical Research Council of Canada Research Fellowship
1981-82 University of Califorbnia Regent's Fellowship
1981 Commonwealth Veterinary Fund Travel Fellowship (University of Glasgow)
1987 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1987), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
1988 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1988), College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
1992 T.G. Hungerford Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Education, Post Graduate Committee in Veterinary Science, University of Sydney
1993 Small Animal Practitioner of the Year, Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
1996 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1996), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1998 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 1999, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
1999 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 1999), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2000 Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2001 Commencement Speaker (elected by Class of 2001), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2001 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 2002, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2004 Bourgelat Award for “Outstanding International Contributions in the Field of Small Animal Practice”, British Small Animal Veterinary Association, 47th BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, England
2004 Keynote Speaker (elected by Class of 2004), California Medical Assocation Senior Banquet
2004 Favorite Teacher of the Class of 2005, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2005 Faculty Award (elected by Class of 2005), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
2010 Faculty Award (elected by Class of 2010), School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2011 LeCouteur RA, Williams DC : Neurodiagnostics, Tobias KM and Johnston SA, (ed), Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, Missouri. 340-356.
2010 LeCouteur RA : CT-guided Stereotactic Brain Biopsy, Côté E, (ed), Clinical Veterinary Advisor Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition, Missouri. 1214-1215.
2010 LeCouteur RA : Diseases of the Spinal Cord, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 1461.
2010 LeCouteur RA, PJ Dickinson : Brain biopsy, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 454-455.
2010 Dickinson PJ, RA LeCouteur : Muscle and nerve biopsy, Ettinger SJ and Feldman EC, (ed), Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 7th Edition, Philadelphia. 451-452.
Research Focus
Development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to malignant gliomas using dogs with spontaneous brain tumors as the model.
Specialty Focus
Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
Ten Recent Publications

2013
Anwer CC, Vernau KM, Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, Sturges BK, LeCouteur RA, Bentley RT, Wisner ER
Magnetic resonance imaging features of intracranial granular cell tumors in six dogs.

2013
Aleman M, Williams DC, Brosnan RJ, Nieto JE, Pickles KJ, Berger J, Lecouteur RA, Holliday TA, Madigan JE
Sensory nerve conduction and somatosensory evoked potentials of the trigeminal nerve in horses with idiopathic headshaking.

2013
Traslavina RP, Aleman M, Affolter VK, LeCouteur RA, Ramsamooj R, Higgins RJ
Pathology in practice.

2012
Williams DC, Aleman M, Tharp B, Fletcher DJ, Kass PH, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RA, Holliday TA
Qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the electroencephalogram in normal horses after sedation

2011
York D, Higgins RJ, LeCouteur RA, Wolfe AN, Grahn R, Olby N, Campbell M, Dickinson PJ
TP53 Mutations in Canine Brain Tumors

2011
Aleman M, Finno CJ, Higgins RJ, Puschner B, Gericota B, Gohil K, LeCouteur RA, Madigan JE
Evaluation of epidemiological, clinical, and pathological features of neuroaxonal dystrophy in Quarter Horses

2011
Aleman M, Williams DC, Jorge NE, Magdesian KG, Brosnan RJ, Feary DJ, Hilton HG, Kozikowski TA, Higgins JK, Madigan JE, LeCouteur RA
Repetitive stimulation of the common peroneal nerve as a diagnostic aid for botulism in foals

2011
Brosnan RJ, Steffey EP, LeCouteur RA, Esteller-Vico A, Vaughan B, Liu IKM
Effects of isoflurane anesthesia on cerebrovascular autoregulation in horses

2010
Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Higgins RJ, Bringas JR, Larson RF, Yamashita Y, Krauze MT, Forsayeth J, Noble CO, Drummond DC, Kirpotin DB, Park JW, Berger MS, Bankiewicz KS
Canine spontaneous glioma: A translational model system for convection-enhanced delivery

2009
Higgins RJ, Dickinson PJ, LeCouteur RA, Bollen AW, Wang H, Wang H, Corely LJ, Moore LM, Zang W, Fuller GN
Spontaneous canine gliomas: overexpression of EGFR, PDGFRalpha and IGFBP2 demonstrated by tissue microarray immunophenotyping